Friday, November 6, 2009

All Finished.

I sent out blocks to Jess and Samantha today. Since that means I have finished blocks for everyone who has sent me fabric, I guess I am finished with this bee.

I would like to say that I am incredibly disappointed in how this turned out and I think all of you who still owe people blocks are just irresponsible. I am still missing my fabric back from Domnique, Christine, Christina, Jacki, and Helene. It really sucks that the person who even organized this couldn't keep her commitment.

At this point I am not expecting any more fabric to show up at my door, but I do consider anyone who kept my fabric and did not return it to be thieves. Basically, you have stolen my fabric. If there had been ANY communication about the delays, explanations or something, it would be a different story. But I have not heard anything from you five and that's just RUDE.

If you think this post is out of line, I don't care. I had to save for months to be able to afford fabric and I sent it out to you all with trust that I would get it back because after all, NESTIES would not screw over other nesties right? I didn't even want to join this bee but Jacki practically begged me to in a PM and now look--Jacki is MIA also.

I do want to thank the few of you who kept your commitments. Hopefully I can just make a smaller quilt. I'll post it on Flickr when I'm done. If you're also on flickr, my name is PisforPatty and I'd love to see your work.



Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Blocks for Jess

Jess sent me some extra fabric because I said I'd make 2 blocks. With the plain white fabric I added, I was able to make 3! I'll hopefully get them in the mail in the next few days.

Monday, October 5, 2009

October fabric ...

Hey girls!

SO sorry it's late, I promise to get the fabric in the mail tomorrow. It's going to be a red & black combo.

I got the list of addresses from Sam (thanks Sam!) and was just kind of checking who has/hasn't sent blocks back. I think I'm only going to send to those who are posting here still (hope that's not too rude of me).

My list consists of:

If I missed someone, please let me know - I haven't kept up on this very well. If any of you want to do a second block, that'd be awesome, otherwise, I'll do the extra ones. If you do NOT want to do a block, just let me know - you can email me at jess.tyler2 at gmail dot com



Wednesday, September 30, 2009

September block

I really, really like how this one turned out. Course, I got REALLY good at ripping seams because I kept sewing the wrong sides. :) I have October, so hopefully I'll get my fabric out this weekend.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Nine-Patch Swap

If any of your aren't too scared off of quilting bees, I am doing a nine-patch swap.

To make sure people get what back what they put in (which has been a bit of a problem in this bee), no one will get any blocks til they have submitted their own.

So, check it out, and let me know if you are interested.

I really hope that some of yall want to join in!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


It's done! Luckily the quilt store still had the black and white fabric. I also added a 3 inch border to center the squares a bit. Thanks to everyone who sent back squares. I did have to make several to finish it.

Hopefully yall can use this as motivation to either finish blocks that you haven't done or work on your own finished quilt. If you haven't finished blocks for other people, please do. You said you would when you signed up for the bee. It really doesn't take that long. If not, mail them to me (I'd be glad to do some more blocks) or back to their owner.

Sunday, September 13, 2009


My motivation continued!

I got my squares together and added a few of my own to get this far before I ran out of the black fabric. I hope I can find more of it!

Has anyone else gotten anything put together with their blocks?


Friday, September 11, 2009

September Block

I got my fabric today. I already had my sewing stuff out so I got my block put together.

Samantha put in her note that the fabric reminded her of her parents' kitchen growing up. Me too! This definitely would have fit in my parents' kitchen circa 1977.


Sunday, August 23, 2009

Late Blocks

Hi Girls,

I'm not sure how many of you check in here anymore, since there are hardly ever any comments, but I really hope you can all find some time now that summer is winding down.

The reason I'm writing this is to hopefully encourage all of you with late blocks to get them done and sent out. I know that Christine issued us all a challenge to use this month to get caught up and I really hope you're doing that if need be. This isn't a big commitment really, just an hour or two a month, so please try to find time for it since a lot of us have already found the time for your personal blocks.

We haven't been very organized about this compared to other quilting bees, but I think we should be keeping track where all the blocks are.

For instance, my month was June. It is now nearing the end of August and I am missing blocks from:
and whoever replaced HELENE.

If your name is above, please either send me my fabric back or get my square done. This was supposed to be a gift for my husband to spice up our apartment and it's now very late. I don't think a single other girl has gotten all their blocks from their month either, so maybe if we give enough encouragement, our over-due blocks will get done.

I really don't want to be the jerk of the group, but I know I am not the only one disappointed in how this is working out. We each paid our hard earned money for that fabric and sent it out with the belief that we would be seeing it again. This was a commitment you made and as an adult and nestie all apart of one community, we owe it to each other to not just drop this responsibility.

Thank you,

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

YAY for Samantha!

I just got these from Sam and I LOVE them! The fishie even has stuffing in him! How cool is that?!
I can't wait to put this quilt together! I'm still waiting on squares from several of you, so whenever you can get those out it would be great. Thanks again ladies!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

My latest project

I thought I would share what I have been working on the last couple of weeks.

My mom has been saying she wanted me to make her a quilt for her couch. She wanted a fairly large one but then found a fabric she really wanted for the back and there wasn't much left. So we ended up decideing to do more of a throw type size. I just finished it tonight and this is how it turned out. She is going to love it!
Here is a picture of the whole back, then a close up.
Here is a full picture of the front and then a close up.
This is the first time I have actually quilted a blanket together. I think I did a good job.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

June square

I finished up the first square and am working on a second. If you need it immediately I can send this one Patti. I just wanted to get both of them in the same mailing.

Hope you like it.


Older pictures.

I have a bunch of older squares pictures that I haven't been able to post. I am hoping that these all come up correctly.


Thursday, July 9, 2009

Yay for my DH!

My husband fixed my sewing machine so I got Christina's block finished. I'm all caught up! Yay!


Sunday, July 5, 2009

July Block

I figured the middle circle could be used for your sister to embroider my name. This was intended to look like a flower, but know. I got carried away with free hand piecing and this was the result. It's kind of funky and I like it.

Good luck with your project!


Thursday, July 2, 2009

July block

Andrea - I left the center open so I could write something on it... do you want me to leave it so all the blocks are embroidered/written in the same way? Or shall I just write something on it. 

Also, please forgive the cat at the top - he's a curious little bugger. :)


Saturday, June 27, 2009

June block

Patty, this is going out tomorrow! I hope you like it. - Jess

Friday, June 26, 2009

July square

Ok, so yes I am ahead of the game. However I now have 3 large quilts to work on. One for fun, then one for my mom and one for my sister.

I hope you like it Andrea! I had a couple of problems with it, and had to somewhat wing it. But I think it turned out pretty well!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

July fabric

I've sent out most of the fabric for July, with the exception of Dominique (thanks for the address!) and Heather ( I apologize for the delay, but I simply cannot allow myself to send you fabric until I've finished your block! and I'm still trying to figure out how to do it)

Just to clarify on the signatures-- I think it would be neat to have them stitched in, but really, I understand if you don't feel up to it. My backup plan is to get my sis to embroider your initials and states on your blocks, so don't feel like you HAVE to do it.

Also, I wanted to remind everyone that the solid pink is the only fabric that everyone received. There's a very wide variety of shades and patterns, so I want the pink to be the common feature.

Thanks, ladies! You can reach me at ceresas07 (at) gmail(dot)com if you have questions.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Some blocks

I got Patty and Andrea's blocks done and am almost finished with Christina's and HORRORS my machine is totally jacked-up. I'm not sure how it happened, but I can't fix it. Unfortunately since we live in a small town, I have to drive an hour to take it in to the shop. Arg. So, hopefully it'll be fixed soon and I'll get back on track.


Saturday, June 20, 2009

The squares I have received....

I have received 7 of my squares back. It looks like I haven't received any from the group of ladies that I sent the other grouping of colors to. Hope to see some of them soon!

Thanks ladies!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Hey girls,

I have a few things to say. First of all, THANK YOU to Heather, Kim, and Andrea for the beautiful blocks they have sent me! I am eagerly awaiting the rest of yours.
Second, did you know that you can write in this blog using your own blogger ID? You just log into Nestquilt, go to "Settings", "Permissions", and then send yourself an invite.

Third, here is a picture of the block I received from Andrea yesterday.
And here are all the blocks I have so far, including 2 from Heather and 2 I have made:

(sorry for the lame lighting in the second one)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

June Square

Here is my square for Patty. Sorry the picture is kind of dark. Hope you like it! Kim

Saturday, June 13, 2009


This second block is something I came up with, mostly because I couldn't find any patterns that would coordinate with the amount of fabric I had left =)

Hi Patty =) Thought the Wonky Star would go with your block, so hope you like it. I should have enough for another block, I just dont have any fun ideas yet =) Heather

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

For My Own Quilt

I sent fabric to everyone yesterday, so hopefully you all get it soon. Today I was feeling so inspired by the fabric I chose that I made a block for my quilt. I can't wait to see what you all do with the fabric-I hope the bright colors inspire you too!
I think when I go about the actual quilting, I will quilt some "rays" around that sun up in the corner.


May square

I sent this out to Christina yesterday. Hope you like it!

Monday, June 1, 2009

May Square

Here is my square for Christina:

I hope she likes it! I will be mailing it out tomorrow (Tuesday).

Sunday, May 31, 2009


I didn't plan on giving this the border, but as usual, I measured wrong by about an inch. Ugh!
Anyway, this is known as a string block. It's one of my favorite kind of blocks to do.
Enjoy, Christina!

I'm mailing you all fabric tomorrow. Sorry for the delay-my cat ran away and I forgot to go to the Post Office.

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Hey Christina, this block is called Castle in the Air. Hope you like it! ~Heather

Monday, May 4, 2009

3 down, 4 to go!

Just wanted to let y'all know that I managed to get 3 of 7 blocks done this weekend. I'd planned on having them all done, but I wound up with a housefull of unexpected guests. Unfortunately, I've lost my camera cord, so I don't have pictures, but these three will be going out as soon as I get addresses from Jacki.

I finished Dominique's, Kim's, and Christina's blocks. I started on Helene's first, but I'm going to have to go buy some more brown fabric because apparently my math was off when I cut all the pieces and I cannot get it to 12". (This led to me working on Christina's, just so I'd know I had enough fabric!)

Just wanted to let y'all know! I'm hoping to get the rest in the mail by Friday! If any of you need to contact me about your block, just email me at ceresas07 (at) gmail (dot) com.


Thursday, April 30, 2009

I'm bad at taking pictures...

So I have been pretty loyal to making blocks, not so loyal to documenting them! I realized, though that I have pictures of Kim's, which I have already mailed out. I have pictures around here somewhere of Helene's too, but can't find it on the computer anywhere, and I just plain old forgot to take pictures of Dominque's. That will be my goal for the second half of this is to document the blocks as I send them out.

Without further ado, here is the block that I mailed to Kim:

 P1000826 by you.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Late Intro and a Question

Hi all-- My name is Andrea (screen name ceresas on the nest) and Jacki asked if I would fill in for someone. I just received the fabrics for the first six months that Jacki had left over- I have the following: ( please bear with my descriptions )
  1. Jacki's vintage prints
  2. Kennedy's white/blue-black and the purple flowers
  3. Dominique's pink flowers & purple swirls
  4. Kim's blue solid, green swirls, & orange bubbles
  5. Helene's brown & the blue and brown print
  6. Heather's turquoise and black & white
I just wanted to know who wanted ONLY these fabrics in their square, and who didn't mind a little addition here and there from my stash. Jacki managed to salvage an impressive amount from each month, so I should have plenty, but just in case...

I'll be working on these all weekend; I hope to be caught up and have it all mailed by Monday or Tuesday. I look forward to getting to know you ladies better!


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

May Fabric Preview

I know I am a bit behind in my blocks but I have my fabric ready at least. So MH helped me decide on the fabric for our quilt (it is not just for me). So we want to quilt to go in our living room. We used this picture as our inspiration (we love natural things... very organic). This is a painting hanging in our dining room (same space as the living room).
With that in mind, DH picked the main fabric I will be using for the backing and the boarder. I am also thinking about making a couple blocks with this. Our lucky number is 8 so I want to make some extra blocks so we have 16 total (I get 11 from all of you so I only need to make 5 more... if it happens). We love the colors in this and how much it looks like the pebbles under water like the above image.
So everyone is getting some of the black and white pebbled fabric (on the bottom) and one of the colored fabric. Sorry this picture sucks but my camera has been acting up lately. So everyone will get either: pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, or purple. Please feel free to add any fabric you want that matches your color (pink with other pinks, etc).
So you know we like anything organic and earthy so go crazy. Please have fun with this. We are totally excited about this. Whatever you do we will love it. I can't wait to get started on my parts of this. Oh, and those I still owe squares to, they will be posted on here and then mailed out ASAP. I forgot them today when I went to the post office. Sorry! Thanks everyone!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Behind no longer

SO SO SO sorry I"ve been so late on these girls. One went out a few days ago and the other two will go out tomorrow. - Jess

Sunday, April 5, 2009


Here is what I have so far...I am still waiting on 3. For those of you who are not finished with mine, do you know when you might be? I did not keep tabs of the names who sent these, so I don't know whose I'm missing....


Saturday, April 4, 2009

Just curious...

If anyone whose month has passed, has been able to put their quilt together? Just curious to see how many squares people are missing.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

For Nique's little girl

Hope you like it!
<3 Patty

Sunday, March 22, 2009

I'm no longer behind!

I'll get them in the mail tomorrow. Hope yall like them!


Saturday, March 21, 2009

March and April Blocks

Georgetown Circles

Antique Tile

Click on the block names for links to the instructions if you like them -Heather

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Here is the square for you!

Hope you like it!
I am including my fabrics for next month in with your square.


Hello Ladies,
I am going to sending out the fabrics for April in the next few days. Each of you will be getting 3 different fabrics. There are 3 different groups. I don't really have any specifics. I am really excited to see what you all come up with!


Saturday, March 7, 2009

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Here they are...

March's Fabrics
Helene's Square

Heather's Square

and last but not least Kennedy's square